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Kindergarten Routines
Kindergarten Routines

Snacks and Lunches

It is important for children to bring nutritious snacks and lunches to school. Remember to pack lunches and snacks that:

  • are easy for your child to open and eat independently;

  • are litterless;

  • do not require heating.

Preparing lunches and snacks the night before can make getting ready for school easier the next day. For more information about healthy lunches, contact York Region Health Services at 1-800-361-5653.

Food Allergies

A number of students in our schools have a life-threatening food allergy. If these students smell or come in contact with foods that they are allergic to, they may go into "anaphylactic shock" - a potentially life-threatening condition. Please let the school know if your child has a life-threatening allergy. Your child's principal will inform the parent community if there is a particular life-threatening allergy at the school. We ask that all parents help to keep our school community safe.

Washroom and Self-Help Routines

Kindergarten children use the washroom independently at school. They should be able to wash their hands with soap, and dress and undress themselves (belts, overalls, zippers, buttons, etc.). Children should have a complete change of clothing in a labelled bag at school

Arrival and Dismissal

Kindergarten is a new routine for both children and parents. Your child's principal or classroom educators will outline the arrival and dismissal routines with you.

School Supplies

In order for your child to be prepared to learn at school, please take note of the following:

  • All personal items should be labelled with your child’s first and last name.

  • Your child should arrive at school wearing washable clothing and dressed to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities throughout the day. Outdoor activities are a regular part of the Kindergarten program.

  • Your child should have a pair of indoor shoes and a pair of outdoor shoes.

  • During the cold weather, your child needs to be dressed appropriately (hats, scarves, mitts, boots, snowsuit, etc).

  • In our warmer months, children should protect themselves from the sun by wearing a hat and suitable clothing that covers their skin and putting on sunglasses (that provide UV protection) to protect their eyes.

  • Your child should have a backpack large enough to hold a lunch bag and books.

  • Your child needs a lunch/snack bag.


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